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of the food coming here from japan. we'll have answers for you here tonight. >>> the struggle of those rebels in libya to now get the upper hand as nbc's richard engel lives through a close call on the ground. >>> making a difference. with a combination of medical expertise and a higher power. >>> and a screen gem is gone. some say the last of the true movie stars. tonight we'll remember elizabeth taylor. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. we're still in the middle of an air assault on libya. really the third front the u.s. is fighting on these days. it was launched by president obama to protect civilians, he said, because gadhafi's forces were bearing down on the rebels' headquarter city of benghazi. but all those cruise missiles and bombs still haven't stopped the ground fighting. the rebels were under heavy fire today about 100 miles to the south of benghazi. and as you're about to see, our own chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, was with them and got about as close as you'd ever want to. richard is back safely in benghazi ton
but we can't confirm its authenticity. >>> in japan, the disaster death toll is nearing 10,000, with more than 16,000 missing. three workers at the daichi nuclear power lant weplant were to hospital after coming into direct contact with nuclear material. and there is a run on bottled water after fears that radiation contaminated tap water. >>> a u.s. soldier has pleaded guilty that he and other soldier s killed for sport last year, photographs were apparently showing him and others posing over the bodies of dead afghans. those are the headlines. "world business today" starts right now. >>> hello again. good morning from cnn london. i'm charles hodson. >> and good afternoon from cnn hong kong, i'm pauline chiou. this is "world business today." the top stories on thursday, march 24th. portugal's prime minister quits as parliament votes down plans to tighten austerity measures. now an eu bailout looms. >> japan's devastating earthquake continues to disrupt the global supply chain. we look at why it can be harder to get ahold of a toyota car or an ipad 2. >>> and as the battle for libya conti
its highest level in two weeks. while the nasdaq gained 14. >>> the disaster in japan is forcing toyota to slow its production here in the u.s. the world's biggest automaker told employees and dealers wednesday that due to supply disruptions from asia, it expects to halt production at some u.s. factories. the company did not indicate the size or pace of the slowdown, but it is expected to be somewhat limited since most toyotas made in this country use parts made in america. >>> new worries this morning about the housing market, after sales of new homes fell to the lowest on record. sales fell 17% in february, the third straight monthly decline. and the worst since they started keeping records 50 years ago. the median home sale price fell to $202,000. in response, many builders are cutting their prices and building less expensive homes. >>> united and continental airlines are finally rolling out in-flight wi-fi. they are the last major carriers to offer the service to most of their passengers. the two airlines merged last year. 95 live tv stations will also be available. >>> and b
." >> a new aftershock shakes japan as two workers at the fukushima nuclear plant are treated for high levels of radiation. the battle for libya goes on. france says it could take weeks, not months, to destroy gaddafi's military capabilities. parliament rejects austerity measures in portugal and the prime minister resigns. welcome to "bbc world news." i am david eades. also coming up in the program, the suicide bombing ritual acted out by children and posted as an online video. >> two workers at japan's fukushima nuclear power station have been taken to the hospital after they were exposed to high levels of radiation. the leak of radiation has already contaminated tokyo's water supply. authorities say that tap water is once again safe. in the last couple of hours, there's been a further strong aftershock. at a news conference just a short while ago, the japanese chief cabinet secretary was talking about what had happened to those two nuclear workers. >> yesterday at reactor building number three, workers were laying cables. the radiation levels have been monitored constantly. they stepped int
, call crimestoppers. it's 18667 lock up. >>> the impact of radiation leaked from the plant in japan is being seen again. two workers stepped into contaminated water. this is a day after the officials warned that levels of water are more than twice than safe from babies. >>> electronics could feel an impact from the radiation. >>> -- -- now, this is source of 6% of the products. >> all though, we haven't noticed japan as much as we did in the 80s. >> still, we rely on japan in spectors like automobiles and electronics. some of the tablet's of ipad two's parts are made in japan. some of the pieces of american auto are also produced in japan. as japan's recovery gets rolling, convict rises and that could rise prices at the pump. >>> looks like america's favorite past time is united the youth of baltimore. it's bringing the public and private school students to the baseball field. we'll tell you about the president's cup. >>> a teacher's aid is accused of playing match maker on facebook. you have to hear it to believe it. >>> we have some good anies about the price ofsome tables -- we
. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> charities from across the world are donating to japan. in japan charities collecteddonation earlier this month. volunteers sorted and delivered needed items including food and household products. a maryland woman teaches enlyric in japan in -- english in japan in an area hit hard by the earth conveying. she said on her facebook, don't forget to donate if you can. just because it's not the news doesn't mean they don't need help. it will take years to recover from. >>> next month on april 2nd from noon until 3 p.m., area athletes will be signing autographs to help raise money for emergency relief efforts for the victims. joe flacco will be on hand and for $50 you can get two items autographed and for $100 you can get five items signed. >>> wild weather across the country no doubt about it. snow in some areas, possible tornadoes in others. we will look at the damage that was caused by severe storms. >>> and drivers are going out of their way to save money at pump no doubt about it. but, how you pay could be costing you in the long run. ♪ that airline is gonn
minister is forced to resign in one country. japan is facing a long-term crisis as thousands of homeless are forced into shelters. the fresh face of russian art. a new exhibition in london the counters perceptions of russians. ♪ >> for the sixth night, coalition warplanes are carrying out air attacks in libya. the prospect of nato taking command of the military operation has moved a step closer according to diplomats. diplomats have also said that nato ambassadors are still working on details. our world affairs editor is in the capital of tripoli with this assessment. >> the battle for misrata may decide how the entire war will go. the rebels have had no answer to colonel gaddafi's weaponry. that is why they have been so delighted that the coalition has intervened. the libyan air force has pretty much been destroyed. some tanks remain inside misrata. coalition forces cannot do anything about the pro-gaddafi snipers in the town. these pictures have come in over the last few days. there is no possibility of verifying them since the government has not allowed us to go through there. many
much. >>> this is "world one" live from london. the search for loved ones continues in japan. >> translator: no matter what's happened to him, i just want him back, my child should come home to me. i need to find him. >> we meet a mother who lost everything but still managed to find hope. ♪ ♪ one, two, three, four ♪ you say ♪ flip it over and replay ♪ we'll make everything okay ♪ walk together the right way ♪ do, do, do, do [ male announcer ] ylord of the carry-on.. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i deserve this. [ male announcer ] you do, business pro. you do. go national. go like a pro. ♪ [ male announcer ] what are you gonna miss when you have an allergy attack? benadryl® is more effective than claritin® at relieving your worst symptoms and works when you need it most. benadryl®. you can't pause life. >>> welcome back. we want to get you a quick upd
the images terrible images out of japan they come almost too much for us to watch. we become numb to in a way. it's so devastating and so sad. so every element of this story has to be teased out and polled out. in this case obviously the radiation trace elements found in anaheim and i believe in riverside california but, you know, medical officials say it's not enough to harm human beings and not enough to worry about. we like miss grace by the way. good guest, been on the program. >> yeah, she is fun. clearly the expert that miss grace booked for program. she absolutely would would nod. >> maybe it's devil's advocate,. >> bill: bill i don't think so. you hearded guy go here we go again with the woman thinks she is. >> you are talking to someone who is a cancer survivor. i don't say survivor. i'm probably not a good person to talk to. i don't go through the back scanner. i get the full body pat. but, i see what you are saying. look, again, i think these images and the story starts to beat the striewrs down. attention span. >> i don't like the hype. i respect cnn. i think they are a very good
news. 3 in japan... health officials are urging tokyy esidents noo to hoard bottlee water.this after radiation levels in the tap water tested high for infants and pregnant women. storesswere ransacked by people stocking up on bottled water and groceries. instead of an alarm clock...a mississippi woman is suddenly awakened by a naked man... falling through her ceiling. kaly townsend was napping when her neighbor fell though... in his birttddy suit. police say williams went though a duct in the apartment avoid being arresttd on drug o charges... unfortunately for him ... the ceiling gave way. "and then,, e gets halfway out the door and runs back in screaming at me just to borrow a pair of shorts, so, finally, i get him to leave and he grabs my jacket and steals it, wraps it around him and runs put the door." police arrested williams and returned townsend's jacket. rescuers had to save a woman trapped on a 450-foot cliff... and she was naked.it happened near a beach in san diego. crews had to use harnesses and why she was up there... - how she got there... and why she was naked ...
to open in 2015. >>> a new warning about tap water in tokyo. also a show of support for japan in san francisco tonight. the common link among these concerned folks. >> the ground is really soggy. and the rains last night and this morning haven't helped it at all. >> a massive rock slide. and the conditio . >>> a null warning tonight about tap water in tokyo due to radiation from the crippled nuclear power plant 140 miles away. people are being told not to give tap water to infants. that led to a run on bottled water, despite pleas asking japanese residents to refrain from hoarding water because some tsunami victims had none. test at the water treatment plants showed 10% higher than iodine recommended for infants but safe for adults. >> at the power plant smoke came from one of the reactors today and the employees had to evacuate again. there is no worry and they are using a robotic arm to drop seawater on the reactor. it appears to be working because the heat dropped to 107 degrees. >> toyota has announced that the quake in japan will force it to islands some power plants here in the
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's key generals and diplomats switched sides after he launched a bloody crackdown last week. >>> in japan, levels of radioactive iodine in tokyo's water system, they dropped significantly today. officials say it is now safe for babies to drink tap water or for parents who use tap water in formula. but still the city handed out about a quarter million bottles of water today to homes with kids. >>> two fukushima nuclear workers are now in the hospital today for possible radiation poisoning. the men stepped in a puddle while laying cable at the plant. water seeped through the protective clothing that they were wearing and got on their legs. a third worker was wearing boots high enough to cover his skin. >>> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu promises to act vigorously, he says, following a bus bombing. the terror attack in jerusalem killed one person and wounded more than 50. israel's ambassador to the u.s. says that the bombing does not appear related to militants' recent rocket attacks on southern israel. >>> defense secretary robert gates met with his israeli counterpart in tel avi
militants. >>> in japan, three workers were exposed to radiation at the crippled nuclear power plant. two of them were injured while installing electrical wires, and were taken to hospitals for treatment. meanwhile, japanese officials say radiation levels in tokyo and its water supply have returned to safe levels. but remain high in two nearby neighborhoods. the number of estimated dead and missing from the quake and tsunami is now over 25,000. >>> movie icon elizabeth taylor will be buried later this week. taylor died yesterday. she's being remembered as much for the life she led off the screen, as she is for her academy award-winning movie career. kendis gibson reports. >> and i'm not going to say good-bye to you. >> reporter: the world did have to say good-bye to elizabeth taylor wednesday. at her star on the hollywood walk of fame, violet flowers to match her violet eyes that helped catapult her to fame. >> the world's going to miss liz. my world stopped today and i know everybody who loved her and worked with her and had the privilege, of being in her space is going to feel sad for a
, for the struggling people of japan. nbc news with americans on a mission to provide critical re leaf. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it has turned into a big miliry effort, bombs and cruise missiles have been raining down on libya, and it could get even bigger and the stakes are high. it's been a mostly u.s. run air campaign thus far, but tonight a change is coming. a handover to nato for the supervision of this strike. everyone, even though the pentagon warned libya today, we will continue to hit you, the u.s. is anxious to shift some of this to somebody else. and just as there have been new and loud explosions in tripoli this evening, there are late developments in this story tonight. we want to begin our coverage with our chief foreign affairs correspondent, and rea mitchell. good evening. >> reporter: after another day of high-stakes, diplomatic wrangling, the u.s. has gotten the allies to agree nato will take over command of at least the no-fly part of the libyan military operation. the president back in the white house after his trip
, and this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> a bay area english teacher who survive japan's quake and tsunami is back home tonight, new at 7:00, a fundraiser underway right now in san francisco's japan town. >> reporter: we are at the hotel kabuki. it is sponsored by the japanese government spew there are well over 100 people and alumni who have turned out for this fundraiser and many relieved that canaan is back home safe tonight. she was visiting the school where she formally taught english. >> it was probably the most devastating thing i have ever seen. >> reporter: today she returned home to the bay area, a relief not just for her family but staff at the japanese consulate and other alumni from the japan in exchange teaching program. >> it was a huge relief when we found out i believe it was last tuesday that she had been found. >> reporter: the disaster itself was an emotional blow tied to people in the program. the body of taylor anderson, a teacher from virginia was found. >> our condolences go out to her family. we have all had similar experiences. >> reporter: more than 100 messengers fill
inside japan's crippled nuclear plant. >>> and spring fling, severe weather and wintry storms tear through portions of the nation. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with no letups. for five straight days now, western war planes have been fiercely pounding libya in a crisis that's unified nations around the world against the regime of libyan ruler moammar gadhafi. in tripoli, anti-aircraft fire lit up the sky once again. the air strikes appear to have thwarted gadhafi's efforts to overtake his opponents for now. although there has been retaliation. in misrata, there have been reports of sniper attacks by pro gadhafi supporters. meanwhile, off the coast of libya, nato warships are now on patrol and forcing the u.n. arms embargo against the country. >>> meanwhile, as criticism of the administration's handling of libya mounts, today, the president meets with his national security team to discuss strategy. for more on that, we go to nbc's tracie potts in washington. tracie, good morning. >> lynn, good mornin
." >> more troubles for japan's stricken nuclear plant as two are taken to the hospital for nuclear expose your of radiation. and it could take weeks to destroy gaddafi's military. welcome to "bbc world news." i'm david eades. also coming up in the program. a call to martyrdom, a video showing pakistani children acting out a suicide bombing. >> hello. two workers at japan's power plant have been taken to the hospital after being exposed to high levels of radiation. the radiation has already gotten into the water supply although japanese authorities say it's now safe for babies. there's a news conference the japanese cabinet member describes what has happened to the workers. >> yesterday at reactor building number three, workers were laying cables. radiation levels is being monitored constantly by their individual sim tris, but the water contained higher levels of radiation. as a result, the workers were exposed to the radiation of more than 170 middle veertveerts. they have been transfered to hospitals to seek necessary treatment. >> well, aid is beginning to get through to some on the nor
and dozens more injured after a car bomb explosion in central jerusalem. japan says infants are potentially at risk. his warning this potential radioactive contamination in tokyo's drinking water. and the death of a hollywood legend. actress liz taylor has died. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says the attack is responsible for wednesday's bus bombing will learn israel has an iron will to defend itself, and he promised an aggressive response. this after a huge blast in jerusalem killed one person and injured dozens of others, some of them seriously. police say the device was placed in a bag next to a bus shelter at the central city bus station. the bomb detonated near jerusalem's bus terminal, a busy part of the city. dozens of ambulances rushed to the scene with medics fearing the worst. >> there were no injuries on the bus. most of those wounded were in the station. perhaps the explosion was in the station because it appears there was no blast inside the bus. it remained intact. >> the explosion was heard across the city. it is the first time since 2004 that israeli public trans
i've ever seen. >> reporter: with the recent tragedy in japan, this year's 16-day festival will be focused on hope and rebuilding. part of the festival a thursday night event called stand with japan. >> we take time at every event to let people know what they can do to help and to contribute and just for a moment of reflection. >> reporter: it's been 99 years since japan gifted the trees to the unite. since then tourists have flooded the nation's capital around bloom time to see the beautiful trees. >> even in orlando, they'll talk about them on the news during this time of year. >> reporter: this year, 1 million people are expected to come through. the festival kicks off this saturday and runs through sunday, april 10th. >> a little bit more solemnity around the place. >> reporter: tonight's stand with japan event starts here at the tidal basin at 6:30. participant will be able to walk around the basin, then if they can, make a donation to the red cross. melissa mollet, news4. back to you. >>> we'll check road conditions now. tanya hutchins, have you been down to see them
. for critics ripping japan for the handling of mess wait until you see this, it should be enough to shut those guys up and the battle of libya heating up white the president and vice president ... they look detached. someone says these images, harmless though they may appear, harm. what can you do with plain white rice? when you pour chunky sirloin burger soup over it, you can do dinner. 4 minutes, around 4 bucks. campbell's chunky. it's amazing what soup can do.™ >>neil: look at something, get which is the before? guess which is the after? there you have it. this reportedly took six days for them to fix. six days. now for those criticizing japan for its response to disasters, i don't about you, but ... in this country we have trouble filling potholes in a decade. this country dealing with hundreds every day burying bodies, and dealing with body parts and a nuclear disaster, and fixing roads, and dealing with loved ones who are missing or long gone, and we if this country are lecturing them about getting the job done! that would be like me walking into a fitness center and saying, "speed it
gadhafi. >>> dead zone, dramatic photos provide the first glimpse inside japan's nuclear plant. >>> and severe weather and wintry storms tear through >>> and severe weather and wintry storms tear through portions of the nation. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with no letups. for five straight days now, western planes have been fiercely pounding libya. in tripoli, anti-aircraft fire lit up the sky once again. the air strikes appear to have thwarted gadhafi's efforts to overtake his opponents for now. although there has been retaliation. in misrata, there have been reports of sniper attacks by pro gadhafi supporters. off the the coast of libya, there were ships enforcing the u.s. arms embargo. today, the president meets with his national security team to discuss strategy. for more on that, we go to nbc's tracie potts in washington. good morning. >> lynn, good morning. no doubt, the question will be today what is the end game here? the president has anonsed that we will not be sending ground troops into libya
this morning on both sides of the pacific. we begin our coverage with the latest from japan. two worker at the fukushima nuclear plant have been rushed to the hospital. a total of three workers of the plant stepped in radioactive water. no word on the condition of those workers or why the third worker wasn't hospitalized. >>> officials say new tests show that tokyo tap water is again safe for babies. a previous test raised concerns about radioactive material levels. authorities still plan to distribute bottles water to parents. >>> a hold on foods imported from the region around that damaged plant. russia joins the united states, australia, singapore and hong kong in imposing restrictions. >>> tiny amounts of radiation from japan have turned up in the western united states. air monitors in portland, oregon, detected trace amounts. health officials insist the amount is so small, there is no health risk. no need to buy those potassium iodide pills. >> there continues to be no health concern, no health risk to people in oregon. i would strongly suggest that people take whatever money they
. this is "newsline" for 11:00 a.m. japan time. >>> video footage from the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant shows what appears to be steam or smoke rising from four reactor buildings. this footage was shot from an nhk helicopter at around 7:00 a.m. on thursday from a distance of over 30 kilometers from the plant. what appears to be steam was rising from the number one reactor building for the first time. 'steam was also seen riding from the buildings of the number 2, number 3, and number 4 reactors. the nuclear and industrial safety agency says that steam was rising from the four reactors as of 10:00 a.m. and that all of it was colorless. at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant, work to cool down the storage pool after reactor building has been resumed. on wednesday, black smoke was seen rising from the number 3 reactor building. for safety reasons, work was suspended on restoring the cooling systems of reactor buildings one through four. the nuclear and industrial safety agency says at five 5:35 a.m. on thursday, the black smoke could no longer be seen. >> about the spent fuel pool on march
:s of the first direct exposure to radiation are giving new life to nuclear fear mis-japan. the nuclear safety agency says three workers at the fukushima plant came in direct contact with radiation, two had their skin exposed. this morning smoke could still be seen rising. radiation levels in tap water have drooped, but bottled water is still being distributed to families with young children as a precaution and the human toll is still on the rides. 9700 are confirmed dead, more than 16,000 also feared missing. >> the extensive damage in japan is having an affect on car production here in the u.s. toyota is the hate e. automaker to announce that work may stop at some of its north american plants due to parts shortages. toyota is unsure which factories will shut down or for how long, but says the impact will be limited because a majority of parts for north america production come from suppliers here. >>> u.s. military officials say the coalition air strikes in will i be have effectively grounded gadhafi air forces. no libyan planeses have been detected in the air for the past 24 hours. a fuel de
fired the first strikes in this campaign. >>> now to japan where workers are handing out bottled watter to families andn tokyo. after officials warned residents not give the infants tap watter to drink. radiation from the nuclear power plant crippled after the earthquake and tsunami has seeped into the city's water supply and there is no bottled water left on store shelves. workers at the plant are struggling to regain control of an overheating reactor that caused radiation to be released into the air. >>> charities from across the world are donating to japan. in japan, charities collected donation for victims on the devastating earthquake and tsunami earlier this month. yesterday's volunteers helped to sort and deliver much needed items including food and household products. one maryland woman from salisbury teaches english in japan and is from an area hit hard by the earthquake. she said on her facebook post, don't forget to donate if you can. just because it's not on thenews doesn't mean people here don't need help. this is going to take years to recover from. >>> also next month, on
that are targeted by this grant. supervisor kim: in light of what has happened recently in japan, has there been any other recent analysis, areas of weakness that we may not have thought of, that could have unintended environmental consequences? for example, the nuclear breakout in japan. they were well prepared, in comparison to other countries. i am thinking, in light of what has happened in japan -- >> that is a great question. every two years, we update our hazard mitigation plan, where we do exactly what you're asking, we tried to think ahead. we tried to think about lifelines, utilities, bridges, transit systems, things that might be vulnerable during a disaster that we ought to think about ahead of time. we update that every two years. certainly, we are monitoring events closely in japan to see what can be done to improve, and what lessons we can take for our own city. supervisor chu: thank you. why don't we open this up for public comment. is there anyone from the public that would like to comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. can we send this item forward with recomme
coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00. >>> turning to japan radiation fears are creating a shortage of milk, toilet paper rice, and water. store shelves are bare one day after health officials warned that iodine levels in the tap water measured more than twice the amount that was safe for babies. the city says the levels have gone back down. the governor of tokyo drank a glass of water in one gulp and said the water tasted good. >>> anti-aircraft fire lights the sky over libya once again. a gaddafi compound has been hit today. u.s. plans to hand over control of the military operation to nato as soon as this weekend. >> for the first time, moammar khaddafi tested no flies on sending a government pilot on a suicide mission. it did not take long for the answer the libyan jet was shot down, french -- by french fighters. that is one reason the french are popular in benghazi. in tripoli the mood of gaddafi supporters remained defiant. >> we are not afraid from anybody. this country is nothing. >> state television broadcast these pictures reporting to show a hospital treating civilian victims of o
are patrolling to enforce the u.n. arms embargo. >>> seeing a run on bottled water in japan after the government announced levels of radioactive iodine were found in the tap water. they're more than twice the minimum amount considered safe for babies. the work continues to stabilize the power plant which was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami. >>> the cherry blossom festival about to kick off in d.c. tonight, you can stand with japan down on the national mall. a fund raiser aimd at helping the devastating country. the president of the national cherry blossom festival is joining us tonight. how's this going to play out tonight? hi, how are you? >> great. >> we're down here and expecting people to come and have a moment of reflection and go for a walk and the spirit of hope and rebuilding. >> how are you going to raise money. what is it going go toward? jot money, we raising money on site. anyone who comes, contribute into the red cross. we have big boxes and we're promoting the fact to go on line to our website or the red cross to donate d
plant in japan are being reported in france and iceland. a distance of 6,000 miles. in the meantime, officials in tokyo have told parents to top giving tap water to infants because of elevated levels of radiation. it is still below the level that is safe for adults to drink. officials are urging residents not to hoard bottled water but some are doing so. today, black smoke bill lowed from unit three at the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant, prompting an evacuation of work ers. the reason for the smoke is unclear at this point. we are also getting a good look inside the plant. these pictures show workers using torches to navigate the dark crippled facility. ominous as you can see. they wear radiation suits and care arery instruments to read temperature and pressure. the photo taken near the entrance to the reactor shows the badly damaged interorof the structure. >>> meantime, the official death toll from japan's earthquake and tsunami topped 9400 people. many more still missing, however. and towns along the northern coast are facing a mounting problem, what to do with all of the
. >> ifill: then, we get a report from a japan battered by nuclear disaster and now facing elevated radiation levels in its tap water. >> lehrer: miles o'brien looks at the future for u.s. nuclear power in the wake of the japan crisis. >> ifill: ray suarez reports on how the north african nation of morocco is working to avoid becoming the next target of regional unrest. >> reporter: in washington, morocco's foreign minister gave us an overview of king mohammed's planned reforms for a country facing some of the same discontents as its neighbors. >> you know what i feel like? i feel all the time like a cat on a hot tin roof! >> lehrer: and jeffrey brown remembers legendary film star elizabeth taylor who died today at age 79. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and fou
? >> now, some in the media are panicking about possible radiation from japan. coming to the u.s.a. we will take a look at that also tonight, dennis miller on libya. bill maher calls sarah palin another nativity i can't man -- nasty name. and john travolta wants you to be safe. >> this is your captain speaking. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. would you stand by and watch someone be murdered? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. as you may know, i'm a simple man. i break down the news in very basic terms. so, let's do that with libya. we begin with the quote the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. that is certainly true, don't you think? evil wins if it's not confronted and history proves it. libya we know that qaddafi is evil. is he a terrorist, he murders people. we also know that some brave rebels finally moved against him. because of rebels are not well-armed or organized, qaddafi's mercenaries are able
're taking things too far. we've got the latest on that, as well as the nuclear disaster in japan. let's get started, "american morning" begins right now. >>> good morning to all of you. good morning. >> nice to see you this morning. >> there's a lot of news going an overnight. overseas, this travel stuff for people traveling, a few areas of concern for them. >> everybody's worst nightmare, they say, what, the most dangerous part of flying is takeoff and landing. it's probably more dangerous when the pilot can't reach the control tower to find out if it's okay to land. we're going to play the tapes. it's amazing. >>> the other thing we're dealing with is the fireball fuelled by jet fuel. burning at miami international airport. they say that a jet fuel storage tank caught fire. they don't know how yet. all six storage tanks at the site were affected. the flames were brought under control a few hours ago. no one was hurt. airport officials say the flames were away from the runways and terminals but it could lead to delays and in cancellations since tanker trucks are being brought in to refuel
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necessities are getting harder to come by in japan. denise has more on dwindling supply and new video. >> new test results today of the tap water in japan showed a level of radioactive iodine is down. but that is not stopping frightened people from rushing into stores and stocking up on bottles. some put limits on quantities to avoid hoarding. >>> new video today, at the fukushima power plant, just after the magnitude 9 quake struck. some countries have stopped importing food from japan, fearing radiation contamination. >> the death toll from the disaster has risen to more than 9,000, with 16,000 people still missing. >> reporter: taking aim at more targets, coalition forces attack tripoli. daniel nottingham reports from the united nations. >> reporter: french fighter jets return to their base in corsica, after hitting libyan targets, including one of moammar gadhafi's warplanes. they had just landed at this base, after violating the united nations' no-fly zone. libyan television showed a tripoli base on fire, apparently hit in overnight air strikes. state tv also showed mangled bodies it say
of japan as worker try to get that crippled nuclear power plant under control. why several of the works are had to be rushed to the hospital. >>> details of these massive flames as we check the headlines. ♪ [ female announcer ] why choose between delicious or 100 calories? ♪ with yoplait delights, now you can finally have both. ♪ it's the perfect parfait, with two indulgently rich layers of chocolate and raspberry yogurt and only 100 calories. yoplait delights. get rid of the "or." >>> making headlines this morning ark fire at miami international airport. this happened late last night. take a look at that video there. it is an area where fuel is stored. about 50 units were called to the scene to battle that fire and crews were automobile to get it under control at around 1:00 in the morning. the flame were not near the runway or terminals and there are no reports of any injuries. but one flight was delayed for about 45 minutes. the cause of that fire is still under investigation. >>> in the disaster in japan, three workers were exposed to radiation leaking from the damaged nuclear
happening today now. a fund-raiser for japan. the national cherry blossom festival is inviting the public to stand with japan and raise money for the red cross. it begins at 6:30 at sylvan theatre in southwest then it heads to the tidal basin. >> this morning, arlington county will receive a september 11th pentagon stone. the indiana limestone was damaged in the terror attacks. it will be presented in honor of the arlington fire department's actions on that day. >> today is dorothy irene height day. it honors the virginia native. dr. height died last year. today would have been her 99th birthday. >> we're following breaking news out of prince george's county. one person is dead after a shooting. >> this is a confusing chain of events. surae chinn is following it for us. she joins us live on the phone. she's going to run down what we know so far. surae, over to you. >>> mike and andrea, we do have multiple parts to this violent morning but this may have all originated in district heights, maryland. so, we're heading to the 2900 block of victory lane right now. two men, we're being told, ha
, where one australian one described it as bloody scary. you can imagine after the pictures out of japan how you could feel there, right? no tsunami reported. we're going to bring you new information as we get it. >>> speaking of japan, happen -- "happening now", for the first time a to be cabinet minister warning residents 20 miles from the crippled thank you clear -- nuclear plant to stay inside with the windows sealed. this is the farthest the warnings have reached as smoke continues to rise from one damaged reactor. jon: now getting a look at conditions inside the plant, we hear three more workers have been exposed to radiation, pushing the total of injured workers at more than two dozen now. >>> and some new help from abroad, australia rushing in high tech equipment to try to cool the reactors, remote operated water canons arriving today, they are set to be deployed this weekend. jenna: nearly 150 mielts south in tokeo, officials urging calm in the city of 12 million people, evidence of radiation in the drinking water sparking runs on stores, the government asking residents not to h
beard. police also released this photo of the suspect's car. >>> in japan several nuclear plant workers are being treated tonight for radiation poisoning. three men developed lesions on their legs after they stepped into radioactive water while putting out -- of putting down electric cables and one of the reactors. the governor of tokyo a list did -- listed restrictions on tap water. the water is said to be unsafe for babies. the governor drank a big glass of water. a couple of days away from the start of the national cherry blossom as vegetable and the emotion -- cherry blossom festival is starting and preparations are underway to make this year's festival spectacular and send help to japan. let's go live to the tidal basin where we are getting beautiful previews of the lambs. >> the national park service has shortened the the best blue window from six days to four days, next tuesday through friday. there will still be plenty to experience. the tone of will be one of support and remembrance for what those who gave us all these beautiful trees are enduring. the trees ar
next. you can also sign up for e-mail news alerts. >>> now, for more in japan. tokyo is wrestling with fares of water taps. japanese officials warned people not to drink the water after test results showed levels that shot up above safe levels. there's an isotope in the water known to cause cancer. restrictions were then lifted. the governor says that the water is safe. he drank an entire glass. meanwhile, two firefighters were rush to the hospital with radiation burns on their hands and their feet. >> these workers had contact with highly radioactive water and feet and touching their skin. they'll come down with radiation burns. some of them may not come out of this accident alive. >> even happy occasions are marked by mourning. students here were solemn and the graduation was held at a hard hit area. all students survived. >>> an expressway in japan connecting tokyo and the quake stricken north east has reopened. at first, only emergency vehicles were allowed to travel, now, late today, the ban was lifted and also, express bus services between the airport and some other cities h
. >>> the totality of the destructive earthquake and resulting tsunami in japan continues to grow. the death toll has climbed to nearly 10,000 with another 17,000 people missing. meanwhile, residents in tokyo are finding empty shelves at grocery stores because radiation contamination from the crippled nuclear plant has caused many people to hoard supplies. >>> in a show of solidarity with the victims of the japan disaster, organizers of the cherry blossom festival are holding a walk tonight around the tidal basin. the flowering trees that symbolize america's friendship with japan will be at their peak between march 29th and april 1st. this is a sure to bloom period than previously predicted. a horticulturist says that the cherry trees are already in the puffy white stage which means that we are only about four days away from the peak bloom. >>> the search for missing military wife and mother is intensifying. investigators are combing through part of the loudoun county parkway looking for evidence, related to the disappearance of 21-year-old bethany ann decker. decker has not been seen since january
concerns about drinking water in japan. the government warning radiation from that crippled nuclear power plant has made tap water unsafe for babies. the u.s. air force bringing in more supplies to help with recovery operations there. >> the military is -- we are here to try and help people. this is a national disaster. we are here to work with the japanese people to start reconstruction and get sendai and other parts of japan's feet on the ground again. bill: the american relief effort includes 13,000 personnel, 20 ships and 140 aircraft. k.t. macfarland said the u.s. military is the first responders to the world. we found that in japan. heather: in the state of nevada, it has the largest share of illegal workers in the country. it also has the highest unemployment rate at 14%. are the illegals making a bad situation worse? anita vogel is joining us from los angeles. tell us about this new report. >> reporter: good morning. it lists the top states with the highest share of illegal immigrants in the labor pool. you mentioned nevada was the number one state with a 10% share of illegal immi
are being called national heroes are japan's struggles to control the nuclear reactor. meteorologist mark tamayo will be back with more on how much rain we'll get and when it will end. and the group that says it will picket the funeral of elizabeth taylor. >>> in labia, french fighter jets struck a libyan air base and destroyed one of gaddafi's warplanes. officials say a surveillance plane noticed the combat plane flying near in violation of the no-fly zone and shot it down. and our reports that heavy damage to one of two primary inland air bases. in the meantime, nato warships began patrolling the coast in an effort to halt any flow of weapons or mercenaries for gaddafi and the u.s. could hand control of the operation to nato as soon as saturday. >>> in the meantime, rebel forces are reporting significant gains in the past 24 hours. they say they forced government tanks and troops to roll back to an area and had taken control of the city. but the fighting has been so intense, many people say they have no choice but to leave. opposition fighters also say they have gained -- regained contr
official estimate of the cost of the earthquake and tsunami. japan also said today radiation has spread beyond the area surrounding its crippled nuclear power plant. the city of tokyo says its drinking water isn't safe for infants because radiation levels are double safe limits. it's urging residents to refrain from hoarding bottled water. separately, toyota motor said it will halt some north american production because of parts shortages in japan. it's not sure how many shifts will be down, or for how long. >> tom: still ahead, as seen with this week's big telecom deal, big buyouts are alive and well, and that has tonight's "street critique" guest buying the bankers behind the buying. hilary kramer joins us. >> susie: a very big name on the witness stand today at the raj rajaratnam insider trading trial-- lloyd blankfein, c.e.o. of goldman sachs. blankfein testified that a former board member, rajat gupta, gave rajaratnam confidential information valued at $17 million-- tips about a possible acquisition of wachovia bank and the $5 billion investment in the firm by warren buffett's berk
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